This is no April Fools trick…

@sishy7 (27598)
Australia
April 1, 2017 12:23pm CST
# 63 I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw the flowers in my picture on someone’s yard. They could have fooled me for some fake flowers. Until I got close and touched them myself then I was sure it’s real... I’ve never seen such flowers before. They look like someone just stuck them in the grass on a stick or something. They seem to just shoot out from the ground out of nowhere. The stem is about 1 cm, or less than half an inch in diameter. It’s about 30 cm or a foot long (the part from just above the ground to the flowers). It’s kind of brownish color with very soft white furs and very strong. It’s a very strange plant to me but pretty flowers nonetheless... Does it look familiar to you? With my limited knowledge of plants and flowers, I won’t be surprised if it is just me who find this strange and interesting the way it grows…
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@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Looks like a lily to me. But, I am not well-versed on flowers either. Sure is pretty!!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
yes, at least a couple other members also mentioned it's from the Lily family...
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@JudyEv (134735)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
We have them here and know them as Easter lilies as they usually bloom around Easter time. They have become feral and we see them in the paddocks. I have some outside our bedroom French doors.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
Oohhh... this must be it then... It is getting close to Easter... Tell me, are the ones outside your bedroom French doors look similar to the one in my picture? I mean, do they look like they're on a stick still planted in the ground with no leaves?
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@JudyEv (134735)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
@sishy7 Of course, Easter moves a bit each year but it is always somewhere near that these bloom. I've attached a photo of mine. I wrote about them here a while back. I'll attach a link.
This is a somewhat out-of-focus photo (and for some reason the bottom is cut off) of what we in Australia call an Easter lily. As far as I'm aware they are...
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@JudyEv (134735)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr 17
@LadyDuck They have no leaves. I've attached a photo to this thread and you can see a couple of the bare stems.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Apr 17
Did you put an image in this post. Oh I saw it. It looks cute
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Apr 17
I had never seen anything like that before...
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
1 Apr 17
@sishy7 I know that flower. It springs from nowhere
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Apr 17
@stbrians Oh cool! So, you've seen it before... Interesting how it grows, don't you think?
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Apr 17
I have the same flowers in my Mother's Day bouquet from my daughter. I wondered what they are. They are like a small lily.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Apr 17
pgn also mentioned it's from the lily family... As a bouquet we wouldn't see how it grew out of the ground... I wonder if they were all like the one in my picture, on a single stem with no leaves...
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Apr 17
@sishy7 There are more flowers on the stem but apart from that they are the same.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
2 Apr 17
This is a pink lily, but what surprises me is the fact that there are no leaves. Even if they are real, I think it's a prank.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
Do you think so? But Always smiling also provided a picture from her garden with similar-looking lilies that looked like they're just on a stick...
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
2 Apr 17
@sishy7 I have not seen the picture you mention, but I have never seen a fresh lily, still planted in the ground, without any leaves. May be that someone removed the leaves.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
@LadyDuck Judy seems to have the same ones outside her bedroom down here. I'm curious to find out if hers are naturally with or without leaves while still planted in the ground.
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
1 Apr 17
I see what you mean . . . because I know I've seen artificial flowers exactly like that before. At the same time, I know there are real ones, but couldn't tell you anything more about them! I saw a bunch of red/yellow ones at the store the other day . . . in large bunches and with longer stems than what you have here.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
I did wonder how tall they would continue to grow if left as is on the ground like that...
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
2 Apr 17
@sishy7 I saw flowers today in a college garden that looked similar to this - perhaps in the same "family", but again they were in bunches with longer stems - and they were a single tone magenta!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
@much2say Sounds pretty and interesting as well...
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@pgntwo (22474)
• Carthage, Tunisia
1 Apr 17
Looks like a wild Amaryllis to me, a member of the Lily family, related to daffodils, snowdrops and the like.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Apr 17
Oh okay... All I knew for sure was that it's some kind of wild flowers...
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
2 Apr 17
They sure are lilies. I have them in our garden. They come up with no leaves sometimes.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
oohhh... so some of them have leaves... do they look very much different than the ones in my picture?
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
2 Apr 17
@sishy7 These are from my garden. I have a few other varieties too.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Apr 17
@allknowing oh, pretty... I like the orange/peach colors... do they also grow looking like they are 'on sticks' in your garden?
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Apr 17
Did you already find out the name of this lily plant, @sishy7? I know it, if you haven't found it out yet.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
30 Apr 17
Yes, I learned from the responses and comments, it's called Easter lily down here.
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@ridingbet (59370)
• Philippines
24 Apr 17
hahaha! me too, i was fooled with orchids here at home, and i even made a discussion about that:
I can't remember whose discussion did I comment on being fooled by an orchid. Because the roses were all in bloom, I took pictures of these again,including the...
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
24 Apr 17
Oh, but in your case, were they artificial flowers that your sister thought were real?
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@ridingbet (59370)
• Philippines
24 Apr 17
@sishy7 they are artificial orchids my friend, and i really thought they were real. my brother commented in one of my posts on FB that 'it was good the violet orchids did not yet wither'. . i also have another discussion about 'thinking it was fake'.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
24 Apr 17
@ridingbet Yes, thinking it was fake was what happened to me when I first saw this flower from a distance... When I touched it, that's when I knew it was real... I thought someone was doing an April Fools trick or something...
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
7 Aug 17
They are pretty and I see that you already found out what they are.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Aug 17
Yes, I did... I have a name for it now, and it's kinda fitting too...
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
8 Aug 17
@sishy7 They are so pretty and the name does fit.
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@velvet53 (17394)
• Palisade, Colorado
9 Aug 17
@sishy7 It sure does. Would you please dress Miss Lily.
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• United States
10 Apr 17
There are times when I think something is fake usually when I shop at Costco then I have to touch it to make sure
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
10 Apr 17
All alone in the middle of a yard looking in perfect shape and shades like that totally made me think it's some artificial flowers at first...
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• United States
10 Apr 17
@sishy7 lol but wouldn't it be weird to just stick a fake flower in the middle of no where??? :)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
10 Apr 17
@infatuatedbby Yeah, but the thought of someone's playing an April Fools prank did cross my mind...
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@ShifaLk (8407)
• India
8 Apr 17
Wow! I've never seen this too. But that's more like a lotus, coming straight from the ground, not growing on the stems... (I don't know if I could explain correctly what I mean)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Apr 17
Yes, I think I know what you mean when you mentioned Lotus, a water plant.
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@ShifaLk (8407)
• India
8 Apr 17
@sishy7 yeah, that's a big flower with little stem etc
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Apr 17
@ShifaLk I found out from responses here that the one in my picture is from the lily family... It's called Easter Lily down here, to be precise... And I think Lotus is also very close to water lilies...
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@Kuttu_007 (1164)
• India
3 Apr 17
Those flowers are really lovely...
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 Apr 17
Yes, they are... And I learned from the responses they are from the lily family specifically called 'Easter lily' down here...
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@Kuttu_007 (1164)
• India
3 Apr 17
@sishy7 oh.. nice
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 Apr 17
@Kuttu_007 It is getting close to Easter and that's when those flowers are starting to bloom...
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@diosabella (4809)
1 May 17
Looked like a lily but I'm not sure what kind. But they look so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 May 17
It is a lily... It's called Easter lily down here... But it is also called in different names of lilies in other places too - I learned that from the responses and comments on this discussion...
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2 May 17
@sishy7 We also have lilies here but nothing as beautiful as that.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 May 17
@diosabella Yeah, there are so many different kinds of lilies but I think they are all beautiful... In fact, I don't think I've seen any flower that is not beautiful...
@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Apr 17
@sishy You aren't the only one who finds it strange? It does seem a bit odd
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 Apr 17
It does... But since I have learned from responses here that they are called Easter lily down here...
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Apr 17
@sishy7 That is interesting as my sister used to get my mom an Easter Lily and every Easter and they looked majorly different. Thank you for telling me the name of it.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Apr 17
@sishy7 I never realized there are a different kind of flowers in the Lily family
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Apr 17
lillies, but they do look odd all alone like that!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 Apr 17
You're right... I'm not sure if someone actually planted them to grow right at that spot... It was just kinda in the middle of the yard - maybe they just grew there on their own, if such thing is possible?
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Apr 17
@sishy7 bird ate a seed and pooped there, wind moved it, rain washed it around, could be!
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@Tampa_girl7 (26198)
• United States
31 Jul 17
I don't recognize it, but it is very pretty.
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@lady1993 (19989)
• Philippines
25 Apr 17
are they yours? i think they are a type of lilium, my mom loves those I hope to buy them for her on mother's day, or even plant some for her did they just pop in your garden?
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
25 Apr 17
No, they were on someone else yard and the house has been empty for months now... You're right, it's called Easter lilies down here and they come up around Easter.. That would be a lovely Mother's Day gift for your mom!
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@responsiveme (16816)
• India
19 Apr 17
Lillies have a habit of Springing up in Spring.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Apr 17
It's actually Fall down here now... But I found out that kind is called Easter lily and they tend to come out around Easter...
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